LEWISBURG - Bucknell University's Film-Media Series will host a screening of "Nicky's Family" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St.
Peter A. Rafaeli, who is the Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Philadelphia, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. The film is directed by Matej Minac, author of Nicholas Winton's Lottery of Life, which Rafaeli has translated.
"Nicky's Family" chronicles the rescue and secret transport of 669 Jewish children to safety in the U.K. and Sweden just before Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia. Englishman Nicholas Winton organized the rescue but kept it a secret for half a century.
Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Winton was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.
The film showcases the unique phenomenon that has emerged from Winton's story, how his courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good.
"Nicky's Family" has earned rave reviews from audiences and critics around the world, winning more than 30 awards, including 14 audience awards from U.S. film festivals.
The screening is co-sponsored by Bucknell University Campus Jewish Life, which is underwriting the cost of admission.